Graduate and Professional Schools, Degrees, Awards
None - I am a total slacker. I plan on getting an MBA, but ahhhhh - we'll see. I don't miss taking tests quite yet...I think i still have p-chem nightmares...
It's been a wild ride, but I definitely am happy that I chose Chemistry as my Major. In my jobs after SCU, the knowledge I had was extremely valuable since I tended to work with engineers directly . I think my ability to grasp their concepts enough to translate them into usable products and tangible ideas made me an asset to my employers. I think the classes that helped me in my jobs were p-chem, polymers and the IC fabrications course with the engineering school. I think it's interesting how you don't realize what you learn in the classroom can actually translate to other fields of study. I still laugh when I think about the time I chimed in with my $.02 when our engineering team was discussing the problems with ventilation and airflow within the case of our prototype, and my input actually was coherent ennouh to give the engineers an idea that ended up solving the problem.
After graduation in 1999 - I worked in high-tech and got the opportunity to travel around the country and get paid for it. But my heart was still in California...Changed jobs in 2000 and did product management and development in the network security arena. I still do consulting occasionally, but figured I would seek out new challenges. I bought a house in the summer of 2003 here in San Jose, and recently decided to join the Alumni Relations team here at SCU. They were gracious enough to let me work for them in the fall of 2003 and I am enjoying the chance to be back on campus and bring some of my outside experience here to SCU. If anyone drops by campus, I work in Donohoe Alumni House (across from Kenna in case you don't remember!) - so swing by!
Well that was short - so I will do my part to make sure y'all go to your reunions. As anyone who attended our Class of '99 5-year reunion this May knows,
IT WAS AWESOME!
And for those of you that don't believe me - three things: 1) open bar, 2) live music, 3)dancing